TAG: OSHA

Government Affairs: OSHA silica dust rule one year later—are you complying?

June 5, 2018By

Last Sept. 23, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) silica dust rule went into effect. This regulation is designed to protect workers from exposure to excessive levels of airborne silica dust that comes from cutting, drilling, sanding or grinding concrete pavers, bricks, stone or other materials containing crystalline silica. The health effects of prolonged exposure to silica dust are... read more

Web Extra: The inside scoop on hearing conservation programs

May 15, 2018By
Two dosimeters. Photo: NIOSH

Introduction We all know landscapers can be exposed to noisy equipment and conditions, but doing something about it can seem daunting. Owners and supervisors might wonder, what’s the actual risk to workers? What does the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) require? Or how do I get started? This article is intended to shed light on these topics and to... read more

NALP and OSHA Alliance present construction course

January 19, 2018By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) partnered with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Alliance to launch the 10-hour OSHA Construction Course for the Landscape Industry. “We are pleased to have created this industry-specific 10-hour course that will provide comprehensive job site safety training that would be beneficial to all landscape industry companies,” said NALP CEO Sabeena Hickman. The... read more

OSHA cites Indiana company for heatstroke death of 23-year-old

October 12, 2016By

Federal investigators from the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited an Indiana landscaping company, Townsend Tree Service, for the heatstroke death of a 23-year-old crewmember, according to an OSHA document. The death is one of 16 heat-related deaths reported to OSHA in 2016. On July 22, Tyler Halsey was part of a three-man crew trimming trees... read more

OSHA fines Bednar Landscape $77K for trench collapse

April 6, 2015By

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed a $77,000 penalty to Bednar Landscape Services, located in Boonton, N.J., as repercussions for a trench cave-in that killed two workers, Oscar Portillo and Selvin Zelaya. OSHA initiated an inspection of the incidence on Oct. 1. The day of the incident, Portillo and Zelaya were installing a French... read more

Listen up!

February 26, 2013By

Potential hearing loss is a concern for you and your workers. Protect your team with a new, free training course. Hear this loud and clear: A 25-year-old Green Industry worker regularly exposed to occupational noise without hearing protection may have the hearing of a 50-year-old person who is not exposed. After years of noise exposure, the inner ear nerves die... read more